In order to fully enjoy your trekking and climbing tour in the Himalayas, or any other trek in the Nepal, having the right equipment is essential. The equipment is necessary depends on the type of trekking, teahouse or camping, and on the time of year, weather conditions, terrain, and maximum altitude.

A properly packed backpack is light and includes multipurpose clothing items. Moreover, please make sure that you bring sufficiently warm clothes, especially during winter (Dec – Feb). Not having the required equipment and clothing will not only significantly decrease the pleasure of trekking, but could in a worst case scenario be life threatening.

Below is a list of suggested clothing and equipment items to bring:

Clothing

  • Warm jacket – down jacket, if possible.
  • Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
  • Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
  • Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting
  • Shorts and trousers, or skirt
  • 2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
  • 2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
  • Proper hiking boots
  • Running shoes and flip-flops
  • 2-3 t-shirts

Additional winter clothing comments

  • The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
  • Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
  • Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
  • Snow gaitors

Equipment

  • Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
  • Backpack 70-75ltr for Carrying porter during the trek with cover
  • Day backpack for self carry 40-45ltr with cover
  • Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner(4 season)
  • 2 x water bottles or camel bag but avoid cheap ones that can burst inside your backpack

Miscellaneous

  • Toiletries
  • A small light weight and quick drying towel
  • Bar of soap
  • Sunscreen (SPF +20)
  • Earplugs
  • Insect repellants
  • Personal First aid kid
  • Water purification tablets or a water filter
  • Toilet paper(Available number of tea houses along the trek)
  • Camera, battery etc
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Trekking poles(provide from Company)
  • GPS unit if have
  • Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
  • Sewing/repair kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

Extra Optional:

Adapters (Nepal two prong, 220 volt plug; or just an international, universal adaptor)
Personal snacks (candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu or at every guesthouse)